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Welcome to Charlestown ...

The Town of Charlestown is located in Washington County<1>.

The location of Charlestown has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Charlestown has a population of 7,826 people<3> (see below for details).

Charlestown is 50 feet [15 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Charlestown lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Charlestown: (401)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Charlestown had an population of 7,826 people (or a decrease of 0.42% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Charlestown had a population of 7,827 people (which is 6.16% of the total population of Washington County). This makes Charlestown the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Charlestown represents 0.74% of the total population of Rhode Island (which has 1,052,567 people), making it the state's 32nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,827 people, the population of Charlestown has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 7,859 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Charlestown.

Communities Also Named Charlestown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Charlestown - it's located in Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Charlestown.

Communities near Charlestown ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Charlestown.

  • Groton [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Groton
    • Groton [New London County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Charlestown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 38,436 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Groton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Groton
  • Coventry [Kent County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coventry
    • Coventry [Kent County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Charlestown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 34,819 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coventry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coventry
  • South Kingstown [Washington County]
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    • South Kingstown [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Charlestown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 30,348 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Kingstown
  • North Kingstown [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Kingstown
    • North Kingstown [Washington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Charlestown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 26,323 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Kingstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Kingstown
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Newport [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
      • Newport [Newport County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Charlestown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,334 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
    • Westerly [Washington County]
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      • Westerly [Washington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Charlestown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 22,381 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westerly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westerly
    • Stonington [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonington
      • Stonington [New London County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Charlestown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,559 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonington
    • Narragansett [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Narragansett
      • Narragansett [Washington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Charlestown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,349 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Narragansett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Narragansett
    • Ledyard [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ledyard
      • Ledyard [New London County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Charlestown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,621 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ledyard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ledyard
    • East Greenwich [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Greenwich
      • East Greenwich [Kent County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Charlestown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,120 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Greenwich have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Greenwich

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Charlestown. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Charlestown.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Charlestown. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Charlestown.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Charlestown. See our Newspapers Page for Charlestown.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Charlestown ...

Looking for more information about Charlestown? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Charlestown, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Charlestown.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Charlestown. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Rhode Island: https://www.ri.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of the state's counties, including Washington, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Charlestown.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Charlestown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Charlestown) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Charlestown. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Charlestown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Charlestown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4168, Longitude: -71.6662       In this case, the coordinates for Charlestown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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